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for this was the ronald reagan operation, the ronald reagan campaign and the ongoing echoes of that campaign. they didn't have one organization, but they had a series of organizations to make certain that they played for the long pull. they played for history. and they were in many ways effective in doing that. now we're in the 21st century. and what president obama did during the campaign, he took the most creative thinkers that he could find, people to use the cliche who think out of the box. he married them up, if you will, wedded them, molded them into the information era high technology whiz people who knew how to leverage the information age to his electoral advantage. now that's what they want to do with this organize for action. and frankly, i wouldn't bet against them. this could be very, very effective as he tries to get his agenda going and maintain it. but make no mistake, we are dealing here and the country is dealing with and the republicans are dealing with a somewhat different barack obama. you could feel it today. it's been coming for some days, i think, that in the first term he was y
who wants be president of the united states ronald reagan opposed these assault weapons in clear language. the house caucus are having their retreat today. we heard today there was no talk of guns. i think a lot of republicans want this to go away. the speak aespeaker's office sa there is legislation pulled down we will deal with it then. that minority may be ultrahard-core conservative gun owners that have made this a test or it is the nra but it has put republican ares with an active number of brain cells who wish to see a future of their party who have been painted into a corner. >> they are on the wrong side of these polls showing where 74% of the american public is. i think that is where the politics meet the public opinion. we know you have reported on the fact that congress is not a broadly represented institution. republicans are representing these districts. so the response is that our districts say something different. >> and al ex, the thing about this retreat, they are proudly getting it out there. we know they have to have down so privately. but they actually want th
laying out his wish list for a sweeping bill on gun control. even through what would ronald reagan do reference for good measure. plus more on the bombshell report that te'o's girlfriend that inspired him did not, in fact, exist. we'll break down all the details but lance armstrong is the sports story the year and it's bizarre. first let's get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. we begin this morning with gun violence in america. president obama planning to introduce legislation next week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people in this country. the president also outlined 23 executive orders that most
the extreme right wing to say impeach him. now remember when ronald reagan died and his friend was talking about what a deranged senile their hero was? and "django unchained," remember one important fact. at least it's not "rock of ages." today is the birthday of jadae dr. roar will laura there'sen slessinger. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> good evening, thank you so much for spending the evening with us. this was one of the president's most powerful speeches since he took office. as promised president obama told the nation what he and congress must do to strengthen gun laws and stem the tied that killed 26 people in newtown last month and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options
romney won't be here. the last time a vanquished opponent didn't show up was in 1985 for ronald reagan, and walter mondale was a no-show. that was the last time that the 20th state fell on a sunday and they had to do the monday as i rememberrial, versus another day. and back in those days, it was the coldest one on record, 7 degrees. there will be differences between the obama 2009 and 2013. four years ago, the crowd estimate was nearly 2 million people. there is a big parlor game about whether the crowd estimates on the mall are ever accurate. but nearly 2 million. now they are saying between 600- to 800,000. and there are a series of other things. and the money. four years ago, the obama administration, the obama campaign raised $53 million for the inaugural with personal contributions, all capped at $50,000 or less and there was disdain expressed by the administration about taking corporate money, et cetera. all of those conditions have been lifted. they are taking corporate monet and $50,000 cap has been lifted and it's smaller. they don't expect to raise $53 million, making it eas
deal to him. >> okay. 1985 ronald reagan comes up. he says exactly the opposite. exactly the opposite of barack obama reagan says the government's the problem. we ought to get the government out of the way and unleash the american people who will return the nation to prosperity. reagan very popular president among americans remains so. personally, personally barack obama very popular. i think his personal rate is around 59%. job approval 52. how can this country in the space of, what, almost 30 years, change so dramatically in our philosophy? >> well, first of all, obama today did say that it's a fiction to believe that government alone can solve all of the problems. so he is taking somewhat of a middle course now. if you look at that speech, i mean, it's an odd speech he just threw out things. there is kind of no coherent plan and, again, i think the missed opportunity was to say to the american public and the world, look, this is where i'm going. this is what matters. one, two, three. these are the things i'm going to do. and there was a scatter shot approach. and i think a lot of t
the inauguration of president ronald reagan where we enjoyed a balmy 55 degree day. >>ates beautiful day. >> as can you hear, there's a crowd behind us here. the beginnings of some of the grassroots -- some of the people i guess out rehearsing for the parade. >> it's now 2 degrees above zero. the high is expected today to hor in the 2's or absorbing but the wind chill factor now has dropped to 17 degrees below zero. another reason why the parade has been canceled and the public swearing in ceremonies have been moved inside. >> it's nice and warm in here. the president said that he did not want to break p a winning team, but he is bringing in a new coach and general manager. >> mr. secretary, how are you going to whip this place into shape? >> i'm not going whip it into hap. i'm going to gradually get it into shape. >> with more senator pat moynihan. senator moynihan, any thoughts about what the bush presidency is likely to be now that we've seen how he has been behaving during this transition? >> very different from what we've had, and we're all very proud of him and happy for him today and looking
resemblance to the party of ronald reagan that would have responded to powell's concerns with an all hands on deck effort to win the war back. it's big enough to win back the white house in 2016. and that's, to the point, we have a more and more bifurcated congress, not the congress you served in. there were 49 votes, only 49 votes for sandy relief last night. that says a lot. there were more than 49 votes for gulf damage and repair after katrina. >> colin powell is a moderate, but i'll tell you what, i understand why ronald reagan reached out to colin powell and saw him as a future leader of the republican party when he let him run the joint chiefs. we need moderate republicans like colin powell on our side. we've run him off. we've run a lot of other moderate republican voters off, and if you want to win 49 states again like ronald reagan won in 1984, if we want to win the landslides that george h.w. bush won, we're going to have to have a much bigger tent, and we can't be the party of todd aiken or richard murdoch or sharon ankle or christine o'donnell. republican extremism in the repub
at berkeley, very close to ronald reagan before and during the reagan presidency. reagan made him attorney general but ed meese was forced to resign that office in scandal, back in the era when the words republican and attorney general almost always equalled scandal. president nixon's attorney general having been the first and only attorney general who was convicted of a crime and had to serve time for it. while ed meese was attorney general he became one of the very few and very lucky guys who got to watch a lot of porn and get paid for it. in 1984, reagan pointed the attorney general to head the attorney general's commission on pornography, which meant that for two years, ed meese got to look at gay porn, straight porn, all the porn he could possibly get his hands on, which as attorney general was a lot of porn. and after drowning in porn for two years, and getting paid for it, ed meese issued an almost 2,000 page report that reached this conclusion. although the evidence may be slim, we nevertheless now know enough to conclude that pornography does represent a clear and present damage t
to not just ronald reagan, president clinton had to deal with impeachment. what is it about the second term? >> second terms have been tough. even for franklin roosevelt. he started off his second term with his first political loss. here is why second terms are tough. number 1 many presidents often put out their best ideas in their first term. they don't even know necessarily if they are going to get a second crack. secondly, washington can be brutal. you are a little bit battered after a first term. and finally you have been in the washington bubble much too long and you do and everyone is calling you mr. president, and you have all of these handlers, and pollsters and hucksters who always bring you down to the lowest common denominator. my first advice to barack obama, take all of those pollsters and hucksters and second them to a island far, far away for the next four years. >> michael: listening to what you just said and coming off of that, president obama a lot of people think he has been in his own bubble. does that make him unusual? >> it does make him a little bit
care and safe childbirth. all of that changed starting with ronald reagan and it has become worse and worse. the party has left women out of this equation. very anti-abortion and now anti-birth control. we are now fighting for access to contraception both republican members of congress and in the state legislatures that are dominated by conservative republicans in where you have these conservative right wing republican governors, some of the worst laws being passed now to punish women and to deny access to reproductive health care. >> it's unbelievable. let me bring in my epic politics man because i want to know whether or not this will ever be a winning strategy for republicans. >> what kathy is saying is true. when you look back at what ronald reagan did and the affect he had on later generations on republicans, it was almost as if they wanted to adopt his doctrine going forward. it worked for a while. even today we see a meeting in williamsburg, virginia, talking about changing their messaging. if wasn't worth talking about rape. they're starting to learn that it's resonating w
inaugural, beat the 7 degrees it was for ronald reagan's second. >> that's right. let's talk about where the president is, as he starts his second four years in office even before the gun debate is hammering his approval. 51% approval rating which is really where george w. bush was, it's 19 points less than bill clinton was, but far below where he was. >> alisyn: yeah, you remember four years ago how exciting it was for the country as he was being sworn in and how much hope there was for hope and change and back then, the approval rating according to gallup was 68% and today, you know, after four years and obviously, it's harder to be a president than a hopeful candidate, it's at 48%. >> steve: you know what's interesting, about two or three weeks ago at the conclusion of december, the gallup poll number was, don't tell me, was 58%, so, closer to 60. what's happened in the last couple of weeks? well, you know, he did win that fiscal cliff thing and jacked up taxes on the most successful people in the country a campaign promise and experts say it looks as if his push to reining in gun vio
to fundamentally implement them, it would be illegal to try to implement it. and ronald reagan discovered in the iran-contra process, the power of congress to say you can't spend the money, is 100%-- remember, the first public speaker in 40 years, we met the contract, we closed the government twice, for six days in november and 21 days in december and january of 1995-1996. it was after we closed it that bill clinton came to the capitol and said to the state of the union the era of big government is over. he didn't do that because he got there himself. he did that because he recognized that a congress that was determined to shrink government was changing the terms of his presidency. >> mike: i am 'm going to get t some of the moments of almost 20 years ago and talk about today. and talk about the president as gun control plan, it wouldn't be the first time that washington has banned so-called assault weapons. back when the speaker was in office in 1994, congress passed a similar law. coming up, i'm going to ask newt gingrich about how he felt about the ban then, and then compare it with th
they want to keep weapons to kill people, the majority of americans support a weapons ban. ronald reagan and gerald ford both supported the weapons ban. why is an assault weapons ban such a red line for the nra? >> well, let me just say that if you are part of this vigilante culture which is even the minority of the nra the way you see the world i use the phrase as an arms race. means if the other guys has an assault weapon, you need a big bigger assault weapon. there is no reasonable accommodation to believe that someone with a reasonable accommodation disarms them theory. >> john: what do you say michael. >> i mean, there is no reason here right? there is no rationality here. there is an emotional response to a president they don't trust. a president they think wants to take away their guns. and will never believe otherwise. even if they just have hunting shotguns around the house. and they have been persuaded completely of the slippery slope argument, and just as the republican party has moved to the right since 1994 on a whole range of things, they've moved to the right on guns, too.
, almost to the day, when ronald reagan made a statement in his inaugural address that the solution to the government -- the government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem. if you believe that, do not the president, for heaven's sake. you had a president who was inveighing against government. presidents of both parties have basically continued this policy. we have no active programs to solve any of these problems. we know what the solutions are -- we're not going to pay for any of them. i'm telling you, sadly, it is getting worse. no matter what the agreement is in two months. we are squeezing -- the rich have gotten their way. the corporate sector has gotten their way. they do not pay. there is no money for this preschool. all the sectors alone and -- own and operate the congress, so we have overpriced systems, exactly what you say, schools that do not work. we have the least social mobility of any high-income country in the world now. we havewe have kids locked into poverty like no other high- income countries in the whole world. because you cannot get o
the states. the states created the federal government. >>> that was ronald reagan on january 20th 1981. i remember watching that with my father. my dad just kept saying so much that my mom finally said george, shut up i heard it the first time. my dad kept saying if he lives long enough, he'll change the country and the world. he was right. that's what's so exciting about these days mika. so special. i remember lying in a fetal position on the floor after bill clinton won in 1992. >> that was a special day. >> thinking my world had come to an end. i just -- i loathed the guy. but i remember watching him deliver the inaugural address. just for a split second i said maybe, maybe -- and i think that's the magic of every inauguration. >> in all your years, you've learned to love him. >> i wouldn't go that far. >> oh yes, you would. >> we like each other. >> you should see them together at the clinton global initiative. makes me want to puke. welcome back to a special edition of "morning joe." >> i'm trying to be upbeat here. hope springs eternal on this day. >> it sure does. lo
in a movie theater. a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of military-style assault weapons. >> clearly reagan hated america. >> stephanie: right. see he also serves the reagan at him. my debt ceiling solution i liked, put the million dollars coin on it. you voted against the reagan coin. >> you voted for reagan. >> well, there you go again. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. >> you might be the only person i know that voted for reagan. ermahgerd. forty-five minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: the only place in america where decent is still allowed. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine a
to say, well, you know, ronald reagan raised the debt limit 18 times, george bush raised it 7 times, bill clinton raised it 8 times. so, you know, both sides do it so it must be okay, and from the perspective of fair and balanced, it has to stop no matter who is president. we go through the same cycle, we raise the debt limit, spend more,en go out and borrow more, and raise the debt limit again and it looks like it's unstoppable, but this is the check and balance of how to govern our society. we can't afford the bills we have now to pay. someone has to say, no, spend what you have and let's move on. >> brenda: you know, it doesn't really mean anything. why not get rid of it. it's been used for political hay, both parties have made political hay out of it. >> that's right, every 18 months we're going through an economic crisis and here we have another one brewing regarding the debt ceiling. let's get rid of it. i'm all for smaller government, but this economy right now, guys, still remains fragile and you can't have the american consumer having to worry about going through all the rigamaro
the afternoon of inauguration day 1985, ronald reagan participated in a coin toss for super bowl xix between san francisco and miami. the president made the call live via satellite from the white house. james buchanan's inauguration in 1857 was delayed for 20 minutes because someone forgot to pick up the departing president. and 1889, a cake in the shape of the capitol building that was six feet high and weighing 800 pounds for benjamin harrison's cake. the commander in chief's ball will have the cake. lady gaga will perform on tuesday at the ball for white house staff employees. and actress and activist ashley judd is taking a close look at running against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell in kentucky in the 2014 race. >>> and elizabeth bush is running for congress in south carolina. she is not related to george w. bush but she is related to comedian stephen colbert. that's his sister. she may be getting a little free tv time. what do you think? that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> a series of gun show accidents, bash bra walters medical condition and video of man versus sh
president to take the oath on a sunday was ronald reagan in 1985. enough with the real news, let's gather around the water cooler. what do you have for us? >> so good to be here with you. >> it is, right? >> exciting. >> i'm only doing small sips. >> say a big swig, please. just do it. for the viewers. >> a little guinness in the morning. it does the body good. i'm here with phil and kathy bowlen. they are huge "morning joe" fans. they were here four years ago for the inauguration. what keeps you watching? that's loyalty. that's what i love about "morning joe" fans. >> yes. >> just starting the day off with willy and now you is fun. >> this is a family affair. this is your very handsome son patty back here. he is the main bartender here at the dubliner. now i hear this is the president's watering hole. is that true? >> absolutely. >> whether was he here last? >> he was here st. patrick's day. >> what does you drink? >> guinness. >> no irish coffee? >> i'll take a guinness then. >> you got it, lewis. look at that. there is nothing better than the taste of guinness in the morning, guys. now
but opportunity. ronald reagan made him national security advisor president bush 41 made him chairman of joints chief of staff and president bush 43 made him secretary of state. i don't think you can prove deep vein of intolerance by his personal experience. the comments he took frwere a couple of stray comments from this past presidential season one of them by sarah palin is not a central figure in republican party politics at the moment and wasn't then. she is out of lek tive office. she is more or less on the hisi lines she has a following to be sure then he spoke of the comment president obama was lazy. that need not be considered a racial comment. the president was known not to enjoy preparing for the debate. his aids were fearful he didn't do so intentionally enough for that first debate. i think the case that he makes is weak and it is an odd thing for a man who declares himself to be a republican and has done so well for republicans to say. >> how the media covered al gore al-jazeera. it is a scandal. the factor continues all across the usa and around the world. sometimes what we suffer
candidates who could carry even massachusetts. think eisenhower, think ronald reagan. lately, they can't get much closer to the northeast than ohio. not even that, the last two times, it's lots of people living in it that's become foreign territory to the gop. last night, as i watched the united states house of representatives vote on aid for hurricane sandy economic relief, i was reminded what's happened to the gop. and since, it's the fight against aid for people. last night, it was aid for hurricane victims living in the northeast. does anyone think it will stop there? the mood of the guns over people policies increasingly vote against people. why? i cannot figure. to paraphrase an old saying, guns don't vote, people do. i have a feeling there are more americans with strong feelings about those first graders up in connecticut than they do for their wild bunch out there worried about the black helicopter sweeping down on their front lawns. we've seen the horror of crazed killers with semi-automatic weapons armed with big-capacity clips. we still haven't caught site of those darn helicopter
were writing a speech for him i would inject a dose of ronald reagan optimism don't despair in america. >> follow me at twitter at james rosen and i will tell you which president was the first to have his inaugural address live nationwide. >> i always follow your twitter but i will especially tonight. >> you are always so good to me. >> the political landscape at the part of the term was different than it was when he came to the white house four years ago. republicans control the house. you need look no further than the recent game of political chicken over the fiscal cliff to know just how divided washington is. and more instance show downs are looming. one example the debt creel and controlli -- debt ceiling and what americans describe as out of control spending. what do key republicans take with the attitude toward congress at this point? >> to get real solutions president obama needs to understand what will pass in the republican led house. it will also be acceptable to him. lawmakers tend to be unhappy when the president goes around them. they called on mr. obama to do better. >>
, something they agreed to rather effortlessly 25 times under george w. bush and ronald reagan. this would be the decision that would be only as disastrous as it is profoundly unnecessary. because the truth is, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that this congress has no chance of making law. but joining me now is one of the sponsors of the bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether, democratic congressman from vermont and a member of the committee on house oversight and government reform, represe
]. >> obama is basically declaring the end of the era of reagan. he said that ronald reagan was historically consequences in a way that bill clinton was not. and what obama meant is that obama changed the ideological course of the country. . in 1981 within two minutes reagan declared government is not the solution government was the problem. and this speech was owed to big government. it was a hymn to big government. >> because it was a stupid thing for ronald reagan to say. where did government spending go under ronald reagan by the way? >> stephanie: yeah. >> hello? the government is not the solution the government is the problem, except when it comes to buying aircraft carry ores. >> stephanie: yeah. bill o'reilly yesterday. >> he appealed to emotion rather than the million -- mechanics of getting everybody in place of recovery. he is on the road to disaster and doesn't seem to care. >> stephanie: wow. >> everything looked disastrous yesterday, didn't it? he looked like it's over men -- >> brown people lying around in costumes. >> my political career is over. i like bill o'rei
to congress in 1994 urging them, this is ronald reagan speaking, urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of military-style assault weapons. [applause] finally, congress needs to help rather than hinder law enforcement as it does its job. we should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. and we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this. since congress hasn't confirmed a director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms in six years, they should confirm todd jones who will be -- who has been acting and i will be nominating for the post. [applause] and at a time when budget cuts are forcing many communities to reduce their police force, we should put more cops back on the job and back on our streets. let me be absolutely clear, like most americans i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. i respect our strong tradition of gun ownership and the rights of hunters and sportsmen. there are mill
health issue, because behind many of the shooters, from ronald reagan's would-be assassin all the way through what happened, the tragedy in connecticut 30 days ago has been someone with some mental illness. and derangement. so i think we have to have, for instance, a very robust discussion. i anticipate, or i'm looking forward to seeing the task force suggests, a discussion for instance, rachel on whether the category of probative people who have been adjudicated as mentally ill, that's what the law says, essentially, they're prohibited, whether or not that should be broadened. for instance, should a person who has a diagnosis from a psychiatrist as being a paranoid schizophrenic be able to go into walmart tomorrow morning and buy a weapon? under the current law, without having been adjudicate as mentally ill in a court of law, under federal law, they would be able to do that. we have to have a serious discussion whether or not that category needs to be expanded. and what you're going to do is bring in a whole bunch of people who have very interested on that. you're going to have nra
: but he worked for ronald reagan-- >> and why when you try to run on these national offices you get defeated. moreover. >> sean: hang on a second. >> moreover, president obama got 39% of the white vote. it wasn't that he just won because of minorities. >> sean: michael, the democratic party, it was joe biden that said we're going to put you all back in chains. it was al gore that said republicans don't want to count black people in the census before the predomina predominantly black audience and the james byrd ad. if he wanted to be equally as critical, i can't get a direct answer. who are the people, name names and identify what they said and if in fact they are what owe sa he says they are, racism is repugnant. >> it is, and a good friend of ours said if everything is racism, nothing is racism and that's the most unfortunate thing of that phenomenon. i call it it the sharptonization of american politics where you have people that use the race card as a political weapon of mass destruction. and look it, there 's an intolerance in politics, there's an intolerance within the elite ci
's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> in 1981 ronald reagan took the oath of office in an economic turndown, of course, and called for an era of national renewal, and he had this message for the role of government in american life and the country's new conservative tide. >> in this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. government is the problem. [ applause ] >> later in the inaug rat luncheon, president reagan announced after 444 days in captivity, the 52 americans held hostage in iran were on their way home. we'll be right back. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, th
was still on the air. ronald reagan was yet to be sworn in and people still made mixed tapes. little did we know, did he know that 31 years later he'd be fighting with the tea party republican over his time in washington. >> remember the '70s? disco was king and rick nolan was in congress raising his own pay while attacking medicare. >> with four terms of seniority i'm able to hit the ground running and be in a position to really step up and make a difference. >> voters agreed and nolan coasted to a victory thanks in part fora late october visit by former president clinton. he isn't the same man. the 69-year-old democrat spent years promoting export and trade in minnesota, was ceo of the minnesota world trade center corporation. he's been married for nearly 30 years, raised four kids, and has ten grand kids. he's even done his share of globe trotting. at one point living in the middle east for four years. joining me now is a new congressman, who is an old congressman, rick nolan. good morning to you. >> good morning. delighted to be here. >> congressman, in our first conversation that we ha
, invoked the same of ronald reagan, and still come out of the thing as a socialist who -- >> a secret muslim socialist who wants to take your guns. introo joo perhaps the most disturbing trend since the new town shootings has been the rise of conspiracy theorists who claim the whole thing was a hoax, part of an elaborate plan by the government to provoke enough anger to warrant rounding up your guns. websites, blogs, youtube videos have attacked the veracity of officials and official accounts of tragedy. they allege many of the people were actually 5k9ers. that the parents didn't show enough emotion and must be in the conspiracy. some claim if the shooting actually happened, there must have been more than one shooter and the government was involved somehow. one 30-minute truther video on youtube has been viewed over 10 million times, and it's not just the loons on the internet. james tracy is a tenured professor at florida atlantic university. take a look at what he wrote on his blog. while it sounds like an outrage us claim, one is left to inquire whether the sandy hook shooting ever
on the conservative commentary, decrying ronald reagan's speeches when he put out conservative principles. the government is the problem, not the solution, and gave a point of view. so, i mean, it's really i think hypocrisy on their side saying, oh, my god, the president is sharing his values with us. that's what he was doing. i think it was very bold and very well-put, and this is what we have been fighting about for the last four years. it's what we will continue to fight about for the next four years. i thought one key point to the president's speech was, he said, listen, guys, talking to his core constituency groups, i can't do this on my own. you have to be engaged and we have to come up and win the best, sometimes partial victories we can because this is a 400-year long march that we're engaged in. >> i want you both to listen to the great senator mitch mcconnell who today this very -- >> must we? >> this very day said his objective, of course, remember in the first term was to make sure the president didn't get a second term. well, now this is what he says today. >> one thing that'
said and disappointing. i was disappointed when i heard it. >> exactly. >> sean: ronald reagan and bush 41 and bush 43 and the republican party, he has now moved to the left, obviously, not supporting policies that are conservative and it seems like a political attack. >> no, i think it clearly was. look, sean, you know better than anybody, this nation is at a crossroads and we're facing a huge challenge internationally, in terms of the threats posed to us from terrorist organizations like al-qaeda and a usage threats at home in terms of having a president that's unwilling to deal with the fiscal issues, unwilling to deal with the debt crisis and addicted to more spending and spending is the answer to our problems and i think the republican party is our last best hope, i'm proud to
that, juan? >> no, it's his inauguration and i think that i remember back to covering ronald reagan, he introduced the idea of bringing people onto the balcony giving the state of the union to illustrate the point he was trying to make, the program, the legislative agenda he set for himself and i think this is a lot like this and reminded of the criticism that attracted the president attracted yesterday when he had those young people, those children at the ceremony for his signing that gun-- his executive orders on gun control, but the idea, i think, is as i understand it from the white house, to exhibit core values that attach to this administration, so this is the president saying this is who i am, i stand for someone who didn't have health care before. i stand for a gay persowants to. i stand for veterans who served and now deserve a job in the country. that's upbeat stuff to my mind. >> megyn: ben? >> juan, there's also people sitting there going you've got a guy who got an overinflated salary and we lost money bailing money out of an auto company and a break because he choose to pu
with all of this republican opposition to assault weapons, he quoted president ronald reagan, right? calling for a ban on assault weapons. when he was in the white house. so they -- they may not forget but they think we're going to forget. i think you're right. we don't right? >> caller: we don't. i think more people need to respond back and point out the hypocrisy. i think you all do it but sometimes the mainstream people are so willing to accept whatever they say. >> bill: i know. they buy into this thing. again, you know, dana millbanks good friend of mine in "the washington post," he's critical of the president for exploiting the people. b.s.! of course, this is all about kids. the president said it. this is how we will be judged. these kids wrote to the president's perfectly appropriate to have them on stage. sandy, thank you so much. good to hear from you out in madison, wisconsin. rick, what's up? how are you? >> caller: i'm all for what president obama has done with signing the executive orders. he got things out on the table that congress hasn't been able to do in how many
read in our "wall street journal" today, we have an excerpt from ronald reagan's inauguration. the job market was really expanding back in. dagen: steve, great to speak with you. take care. connell: we brought in chief market strategist from america financial and. the question today is can this continue, david? >> i do not think it will continue at that case. you have the federal reserve doing everything in its power to make sure that this economy stays on track. that is number one. number two is inflation is well behaved. you also have corporations that have deleveraged their balance sheets. and you now have the consumer coming back as well. when you add all of this together, the improvement in the energy sector, foreign economy starting to do a little bit better, i think the stock market do well in the second term. just not as good as the first. connell: what if they mess it up again in washington? we will go into another round of negotiations, maybe we won't, on the debt ceiling. maybe we go over one of them. you have to take that into account. how does that change your odds taking
in spending cuts. >> what about their pay saint ronald reagan? it was double digits. so bottom line is -- >> bill: i think obama's right. saying no, no, no, no. this is not something. we do not debate as he said yesterday, several times, we don't debate whether or not we're going to pay our bills. we're not a deadbeat nation. >> bill, for the listeners who may not know this and i'm sure many people do but for those who may not know, when we raise the debt ceiling we're not authorizing future spending. >> bill: good point. >> we're just paying the bills we've already acquired. we've already passed authorization bills and appropriation bills and the president signed the bill. we spent the money. this is just saying we're going to pay. okay. so like why wouldn't we want to do that? right? and so it is really sort of a ridiculous thing. i'm going to tell you, the progressive caucus, we're not against cuts. we have cuts that we think we'll go for. like -- >> bill: you've already done a lot of cuts. >> we've done $1.7 trillion in cuts. what if we did close some of the loopholes for the fo
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